Very recently, a male musician shared an image on his Facebook page, which displayed a mother dog desperately attempting to help her puppy escape from an iron cage. The caption of the picture read as follows:
“This unfortunate dog is trapped in a cage with no hope of escape, all while being pregnant. She ended up giving birth right there in the same cage and despite her best efforts, was unable to free her baby from the terrifying enclosure…”
Within just one hour of being shared, this picture has already gained over 1000 likes as well as hundreds of shares and comments. It’s a poignant image that captures the vulnerability of a newborn puppy, barely a few days old, trapped inside a cramped metal cage. Despite its small size, the puppy strains against the bars of its confinement, its eyes wide open and full of fear. Its mother stands beside it, watching helplessly as her baby struggles to break free. The sight of the mother dog with her head down next to her offspring, unable to offer any comfort or protection, is heart-wrenching. It’s hard not to feel sadness when you imagine what it must be like for a mother to watch her helpless baby suffer and know that she can do nothing to help. This little puppy has only just begun its journey in life, but already it faces incredible hardships. It’s a reminder that sometimes fate deals us a tough hand, and even the smallest and most innocent among us are not immune to its cruelty.
Seeing a newborn puppy with unopened eyes on a vehicle labeled as a “death” car is a distressing image for many. Those who have a fondness for dogs and disapprove of the practice of eating dog meat have expressed their discontent.
I find it hard to comprehend why some Asian cultures continue to consume dog meat. Instead, we should allow dogs to live in a loving and safe environment. It is a topic that many people criticize, and I too share the sentiment that we should not consume meat from animals that we keep as pets. As an alternative, we can opt for animals that grow quickly and are easier to control in terms of ensuring their health.
It is my sincere wish that those who are responsible for the welfare of the dogs realize the gravity of the situation and take necessary measures to liberate them from their unfortunate circumstances.